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The Rockster impactor R1100DS in Bastaslar's limestone quarry in Mardin, crushing limestone to 0-35mm
Mehmet Bastas is owner of a successful Turkish road construction company, which is based in the ancient city of Mardin, south-east of Turkey, about 20km north of the border with Syria.
The ruins of Dara-Anastasiopolis, an East Roman fortress city, are still a symbol of the importance of this area in Late Antiquity. The monastery Zafaran is another historical attraction of Mardin and has its origins dating back over 4,000 years.
Although Rockster's long-standing Turkish dealer Alfamobil has already sold many Rockster plants in Turkey, no Rockster crusher has worked in this area of Mesopotamia.
Mehmet Bastas, owner of Bastaslar Insaat, discovered Rockster through Alfamobil, and rented an R1100 impact crusher for his limestone quarry before ordering a new R1100DS this summer.
“The compactness and the simple transport have really impressed me. My operators like the easy handling of the new crusher and the quick set-up, the machine is put into operation within ten minutes,” says Bastas.
“Moreover, the overload protection of the crushing chamber is a very useful system, thus to avoid blockages and to improve the material flow.”
The R1100DS has been working in the quarry since the beginning of September.
Equipped with the screen box RS104 and the double-functional return/stockpile belt RB95, the machine crushes limestone with edge lengths of up to 700mm to 0-35mm final grain.
“With a daily output of approx. 2,000 tonnes, our daily needs are easily covered. We regularly use the pre-screening system to remove the sandy part and receive a very high-quality cubic final grain in one pass and thus the best base material for our road construction projects.”